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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg are both hemorrhagic fevers and belong to the same family of viruses. The hosts for both are identified as animals, especially fruit bats—both diseases cross over from animals to humans. Incubation...

North America by the Numbers

How much do Canada and Mexico matter for the United States? Here are a few snapshots illustrating the importance of our combined global heft and influence. North American countries are joined by 7,500 miles...

China Hosts Its Own Cyber Conference

Not wanting to be left out, after the United Kingdom, Hungary, and South Korea (PDF) all held conferences on cyberspace governance, China has announced that it will be hosting the World Internet Conference from...

Are Americans Overreacting to the Ebola Virus?

Compared with the havoc wreaked by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the virus thus far has only led to three confirmed cases in the United States. The fear and anxiety however has spread...

What Leon Panetta’s Memoir Says About Drone Strikes

Leon Panetta, Worthy Fights (New York, NY: Penguin Press, 2014), pp. 388-391. But the singular preoccupation with drones distracts from the larger context of the struggle we are waging. Yes, the United States possesses...

Delaying President Kenyatta’s Justice

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Last week, two “firsts” occurred in Africa: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta became...

October Monthly: Breaking the Sanctions Code

At last week’s World Bank and IMF meetings, I heard sharply divided views about the future path of sanctions and what lessons should be drawn from their use against Russia. Have they been successful,...

Truly Sustainable Development Calls for Systemic Responses

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Alicia Ely Yamin, lecturer on global health and policy director of the FXB...

Cameroon Kidnap Victims Freed

Paul Biya, the president of Cameroon, announced on October 12 that twenty-seven kidnap victims have been freed and turned over to the Cameroonian authorities. The victims were kidnapped on May 16 and July 27....

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